A unique view of 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council discusses the Federal Government's leadership in promoting energy efficient buildings, which will be highlighted along with other innovative Federal projects at the GreenGov Symposium on September 24-26.
On September 24-26, 2012, the Council on Environmental Quality and the Association of Climate Change Officers will bring together sustainability leaders and newcomers from federal, state, and local governments, academia, non-profits, and the private sector for the third annual GreenGov Symposium
On September 15, in accordance with Executive Order 13514 to have an integrated strategy toward sustainability in the Federal Government, CEQ issued a set of implementing instructions to provide a balanced evaluation between land use and the built environment, cost, security, mission need and competition on facility location decision-making.
With more than 1.8 million civilian employees, 500,000 buildings, and $500 billion in annual purchasing power, the Federal Government has an obligation to lead by example when it comes to its environmental, energy and economic performance. Demonstrating a commitment to this principle, President Obama signed an Executive Order on Federal sustainability in October 2009 that directed Federal Agencies to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, meet a number of energy, water, and waste reduction targets, and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies.
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